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Friday, January 31, 2014

Risk For Deep Love, August 4, 2012



Recorded at Temescal Art Center, Oakland, California.

This one is simply the most warmly erotic of my performances in years.  That is because the audience was willing to take personal responsibility for saying YES, for playing, for risking for deep love.  This shows what saying YES opens up, calls forth, and creates.  aroused erotic juicy sexy fun was created by rubbing nude bodies together within tribal intimate pleasure friction.  This bodes well for the society as a whole!  The whole night was pure uninhibited fun!

Photos and more: http://www.eroplay.com/Cave/riskfordeeplove/august2012/index.html

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Deep Core Magic #5 - Intensive Meeting #1, Part 4 & Intensive Meeting #2, Part 1



In this episode we see what happens after our bed play.  Then it switches to our second session.  My question is why is she rubbing me wearing white gloves erotically?  Kinky!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Exploring Of Possibilities Of Passion, February 28, 2003



Recorded at the University of California, Berkeley.

This is the first performance after the University's art department freaked out and withdrew its sponsorship of the series and Jen, a radical grad student, provided us underground cover.  This one started looking like nothing much would happen.  Then things got strange, surreal, and erotic!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Nonfilms - Tanya



Recorded in the early 1980's.

Tanya is pure uninhibited erotic juicy sexy fun, full of deep giggles and with a heart over flowing with songs!  She is one of my favorites!

Monday, January 27, 2014

CP, The Colorful Pedestrian - raw footage



This video is by far the most warmly erotic of my videos!  When I put up GESTURES [ https://vimeo.com/46380391 ], it reminded me of this video because Allison was the plant in that performance.  This video was the first time I worked with Allison.

I was in a bad film.  Not only could my co-star not act, she would barely touch me!  We were lovers in the film.  She disappeared before the end of shooting and the director had to go back to Los Angeles.  So I took over.  One of the things I did was to get a body double who looked nothing like the bitch.  Allison was a great actor and totally comfortable with nudity and eroticism.  Most of this video is she and I nude erotically playing together fully and juicy fun cosy explicit exploration.  I GOT A LOT OUT OF BEING IN A BAD FILM!

Gestures - Allison: https://vimeo.com/70515303

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Nonfilms - Fran and Barb



Recorded in the early 1980's.

Hey, I was lucky to even get these straight co-ed friends to undress each other to their underwear!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Gestures - Passion Plays - University Of California, Berkeley, California, February 14, 1985



This is the time when I didn't show up at performances for up to an hour, letting the audience trying to figure out together what the fuck was going on, thereby creating the performance without me.  This was the first time I did GESTURES as a tribal performance ritual [this was even before I added the random factor to the ritual].  It looks like we only videod this until the people started taking off their clothes.  Darn!

I insured that things would go to where people would take off their clothes by having a plant.  The plant was my co-star in a film.  Try to pick her out!

Gestures - Allison: https://vimeo.com/70515303
CP, The Colorful Pedestrian - raw footage: https://vimeo.com/46545364

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Deep Core Magic #4 - Intensive Meeting 1, Part 3



In this episode, I started to explore other altered states of aroused erotic play than EROPLAY, states with more explicit erotic elements than Eroplay. In the first half I defined what we would and would not do. Then we got on the bed and played to the sound track of my video THE OUTRAGEOUS DREAM [ https://vimeo.com/24545813 ]. This is aroused erotic play... But future episodes got much more explicit. This explicit exploration would change my public performances.  Oh, a television series is public, eh?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Intimate Playing Workshop, San Francisco, California, April 15, 2005



If you watched the previous INTIMATE PLAYING, you know it got extremely intimate, extremely real.  and it got back to the powers that be!  Their lawyer came to this one...  And when this one became intimate rubbing real, he tried to pull the plug right then.  But I kept going!  Needless to say, this was the last session of the workshop!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Nonfilms - Jenny



Recorded in the early 1980's.

Jenny was the kind of person who was willing to be nude, but had no idea how to play and have fun. And watching this raises the age old question of why hide your tits once everybody has seen them.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Nonfilms- Anne



Recorded in the early 1980's.

This is another who came into the session saying she was shy, but quickly forgot that and took off her clothes to have fun.  But she left wondering why she did what she just did!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Risk For Deep Love, July 7, 2012



Recorded at Temescal Art Center, Oakland, California.

This performance was an extremely dynamic one  with a lot happening very deeply with a group willing to be uncomfortable...  So things kept coming all night!

Photos ad more: http://www.eroplay.com/Cave/riskfordeeplove/july2012/index.html

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Nonfilms - TJ Interview



Recorded in the early 1980's.

Ah, this is me planting subversive time bombs in this young fellow from next door studying to be a minister.  That is a part of my job!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Nonfilms - Frank & Barbara



Recorded in the early 1980's.

Barbara is back!  She is THE QUEEN OF THE NONFILMS, (https://vimeo.com/34476155, https://vimeo.com/41100837, https://vimeo.com/25435395 )holding the record for the number of shooting playtimes [I believe we have them all up now]!  As always, she is erotic juicy sexy fun cozy explicit playful lusty free joyous liberated and I am not bad either!  But in this we two explored even deeper our erotic friendship.  And if you go to the end of my film EROTIC PLAY (https://vimeo.com/24618733), you can see how I used this footage.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Nonfilms - Frank & Paige



Recorded in the early 1980's.

Well, the last time we saw Paige in https://vimeo.com/31184411, after she did very juicy sexy things for over a hour, she hit a wall of resistance over doing parody of pinup poses.  We were unsuccessful in breaking through the wall.

Apparently something happened between that session and this shooting!  In this one she and I are nude erotically playing on the bed cozy relaxed intimate rubbing rocking.  At the end, she comments how comfortable it is having me on top of her.  Then we say we will stop the videoing but will continue to play!  Never know what will happen in a nonfilm!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Intimate Playing Workshop, San Francisco, California, April 1, 2005



This is one of the most erotic of my videos, intense, a lot happening, layers of aroused melting bodies.  Great music [Tomek just walked in with his accordion for the first time, and joined bald Jen on the sitar and Doctor O.]...  Me rocking out, kicking ass!  Basically this shows the possibilities that I always go for in my work...  The core!

Deep Core Magic #3 - Intensive Meeting #1, Part 2



In this episode, I set up the erotic ritual of her rubbing my cock as we talked and read.

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Intimate Playing Workshop, San Francisco, California, March 11, 2005



On this night the main sex guru of the organization which ran the space came to check me out. Afterwards she came to my studio for a private session.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Diane & Spurt around the house



Recorded in the early 1980's.

Well, we finally dare to share this peak into the real life of the hosts of the OUTRAGEOUS BEAUTY REVUE!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

The Yummy Balmy Dance Music Jam



Recorded at 848 Community Space, June 24, 2000 to celebrate the opening of Tasmanian photographer Tony Ryan's show.

This is when I performed with my CHEROTIC ALL-STAR BAND at the opening of the first U.S. exhibition of the work of the tasmania's erotic photographer Tony Ryan.  It broke out in the second half of the performance into a very juicy erotic dance which pulled in several audience members!

When I reviewed Tony Ryan's first book of photography, “Beauty/Reality” for
the 7th issue of my zine, The Cherotic (r)Evolutionary, we had not met in
person.  I met Tony on the Internet.  I was searching for erotic art that
wasn't legs-spread, beer- can- in- the- ass- dildo- in- cunt- sucking- cock
parody on sex (such parodies have their place, but ...). And that is where
the world also met Tony. On the Internet is where Tony broke out of the
isolation that is felt by most artists who do not do fashionable art, who do
not fit in, or who run afoul of the local art power structure, and/or live
in the boonies ...   In Tony's case, Tasmania!  As our correspondence
continued, I encouraged Tony to live out one of his dreams, to come to the
Bay Area and show his photography in the U.S..  He was able to actually come
twice, appearing on my live internet show, The Shaman's Den, both times.  In
2000, Tony showed his photography at 848 Divisadero, a radical art space in
San Francisco, where I had done a series of performances in the late 90s.
We did a great music jam to launch the exhibit.  He also showed his work at
Passion Flower in Oakland, an adult shop where I also performed over the
years, doing all-night and other extended time ritual audience-participation
performances.  Tony was eager to return in 2001, so I set two of my students
to work finding spaces that would host Tony's photography in San Francisco
and Oakland/Berkeley.   This time, Tony was able to show in four different
spaces, including a repeat visit to Passion Flower, and an exhibit at
Artists Television Access (ATA) in San Francisco, an underground film/video
house where I have also shown my films.  I was happy that Tony could show
his photos here, to expose a live audience to his work.  He was also able to
do a series of photo shoots in the Bay Area while he was here.

Tony shows that by putting your art directly out into the world, you can
by-pass all road blocks that the power structures put in your way.  The work
is humanistic (thus, truly feminist), completely erotic because it is not
limited by sex. Tony, as do I, admits to being especially attracted to
working with women, to what he calls the special tension. In fact, he
subtitled his first book, "Male Eye-Female Mind". By doing so, he called
attention to the major and active role of the female models in the creative
process.

I think Tony's art and my own have evolved from similar beginnings.  Some of
my earliest performances were what I call “street performances”.  I had been
painting oils for years, painting with a brush strapped to my forehead,
painting nudes from magazine photos. One day, a rich woman asked me to paint
a nude of her. My wife set me and my paints up in the fancy living room as
the woman undressed. On that day I realized how art can give people
permission to do what normally is forbidden.  This began my street series. I
sat on the center plaza, "selling newspapers". But selling papers was only a
context. The context for me was an excuse for watching people, talking to
people who had the slowness and the insightful curiosity to stop and
talk...a way for me to ask them to model for me. I painted a lot of the
special people from the street performances. I noticed the changes in the
people when they took off their clothes; how they relaxed, how they started
talking on a deeper level about important personal things.

In this same way, the nude body in each of Tony's photos is just the
starting point to reveal the "subject's" personality/spirit, to explore
relationships, and to dive into the magical intimate altered reality of the
shooting session, the special intimate reality created when artist and model
come together in art.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Uncomfortable Zones Of Fun, February 2011



Recorded at Temescal Arts Center, Oakland, California
Friday, February 25, 2011

Mmmmmmm…  I might need more musicians because none of my regular amazing musicians appeared last night.  So maybe the next performance will be an audition!

Mmmmmm…  Mmmmmm…  I don’t try to be transgressive.  If you try, you ain’t, which is dullish deadening boring.  A motor mouth at one of the ends of the performance complained that it hadn’t been transgressive enough.  He obviously was talking and hadn’t noticed when over three fourths of the audience ran out en mass when things got hot and surreal.  That is, when I shifted from my stand-up [sit-up] act into absorbing the boundaries to direct explicit participation, like any self-respecting sex cult guru would do, like what they just told me they came for!  And he must have been talking when Eugene told me that when he read the review in THE VILLAGE VOICE about my 1987 THE INTIMATE CAVE at FRANKLIN FURNACE, he wanted to do that kind of art.  But it scared him shitless.  It took all this time to get here!  Now if just a review had that profound an effect, what is transgressive?

Anyway, it was a night of collaborative experimenting both with Guillermo Gomez-Pena and with the dancer Kyra Rice.  The dance with Kyra, Linda and I was the ocean waters of subjectless limitless desire for life, rubbing against cliffs of sand, slowly melting.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Nonfilms - Chen



Recorded in the early 1980's.

In this one I had to work to get Chen from being shy and very straight to being very comfortable being totally nude.  The key was that it was obvious that she loved trying on costumes, feeling them against her skin.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Nonfilms - Catherine



Recorded in the early 1980's.

Sometimes these nonfilms cracked into new possibilities opening up for the person, into an intensive altered state of intimate freedom, where tears of liberation flowed, the talk deepened, and the nudity moved from the physical to all levels of being.  This was what happened in this one!  I never know what will happen!

Monday, January 6, 2014

The Intimate Playing Workshop, San Francisco, California, February 26, 2005



This is the second performance of five at a San Francisco new age sex center.  This series is an example of what often happens in my work.  If I did just sex, this series would probably be still going on!  But I got them to experience real intimacy with one another, to start expecting real depth with one another, and other things that gummed up their superficiality.  So during the sixth performance they kicked me out!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Deep Core Magic #2 - Intensive Meeting #1, Part 1



Well, what do you expect for the first meeting in THE CAVE OF LILA with the new actress?  This is the setting up of the framework which will permit the magical erotic rituals.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Nonfilms - D'Arcy



Recorded in the early 1980's.

This is one of the first NONFILM SHOOTINGS.  We didn't have the policy yet of never turning off the camera, so we don't see her playful side.  Also her boyfriend was off camera giving her "encouragement," making her uptight.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Nonfilms - Carol



Recorded in the early 1980's.

Usually the person came into the session saying he was not comfortable with being nude and within five minutes the clothes would be off.  This is the exception.  Not only no nudity, but no face!  But watching this it is clear she was comfortable taking her clothes off in front of Linda and me when the camera was off...  In fact she enjoyed it!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Deep Core Magic #1 - "The Audition"



Most of my work is done in my studio, THE CAVE OF LILA, working with a student one on one, doing magical erotic rituals creating altered states of aroused intimacy while revealing how life really works, using my book CHEROTIC MAGIC REVISED as the base line.  Obviously I could not video these Sessions.  So I created this fictitious [?] television series to show what happened in THE CAVE.  Little did I know how long it would run.

The cover story of the show was I put out a call for an actress for the series.  When an actress called, I told her to come to my performance that night to audition.  She did.  This first episode is a part of that performance /her audition.  The dance ritual she did with Linda and me was so juicy sweaty erotic intimate that the back up band freaked out, packed up and ran out during the dance!

Now, do you believe the cover story that the actress just came to the performance or that I had been working with her for weeks getting her prepared?

Oh, I just love to play with reality!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Risk For Deep Love, June 2, 2012



Recorded at Temescal Art Center, Oakland, California.

The new title did bring a more adventurous group than the last six months, making this much more dynamic.  People did undress Linda, Erika and me and even a couple of audience members...  And it was possible for Linda, Erika and I to dance erotic together.  All of this has been hard in the past months!  And there  was  great singing!  But the crippling illness of saying NO still fenced things in, not just in terms of erotic possibilities, but playing music brought up the hiccups of saying NO because the possibilities didn't fit the pre- packaged pictures of what things SHOULD BE.  But all in all this is a juicy one!

Photos and more: http://www.eroplay.com/Cave/riskfordeeplove/june2012/index.html
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